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That Tumult in the Clouds
« on: July 09, 2009, 03:22:06 AM »
'Tumult in the Clouds' from that great movie "Memphis Belle" 1990.

Watch the video of Danny reading the poem to a group of very frightened young men waiting for the signal to start up.

Give it time to load.

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate
Those that I guard I do not love;

Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.
W.B. Yeats.

Then watch the next section. This is the taxi out and take off. Curiously it is spoken in Spanish, but that aside, watch the great movie segment.
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